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Riley-Shwachman syndrome

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A condition in which osseous changes are combined with hyperreflexia. The symptoms include a peculiar gait with stiff legs, a wide base, calcaneal limp, and ankle clonus. Also anorexia, emaciation and excessive fatigability. Originally described in two children. Aetiology unknown.


  • C. M. Riley, H. Shwachman:
    Unusual osseous disease with neurologic changes; report of two cases.
    American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1943, 66: 150-154.

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